John Couch Adams, English astronomer, 1866-1879.

Maull & Co

 
John Couch Adams, English astronomer, 1866-1879.
4 0 c m
 
28cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

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Carte de visite (visiting card) photograph of John Couch Adams (1819-1892) by Maull & Co. In 1845, Adams deduced mathematically the existence and location of the planet Neptune. Adams was appointed profesor of astronomy at Cambridge in 1858, and was director of the Cambridge Observatory from 1861.

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